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By Nick Middleton

ISBN-10: 0199588678

ISBN-13: 9780199588671

Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and brokers of catastrophe; a river could be a barrier or a road, it will possibly help exchange and sediment, tradition and clash.

This Very brief creation is a party of rivers in all their variety. Geographer Nick Middleton covers a large and eclectic variety of river-based issues, from actual geography to mythology, to business background and literary feedback. providing a really worldwide examine rivers, with examples from all continents, together with Egypt, India, and Bangladesh, Middleton considers the function that rivers have performed in human historical past from settlements and exchange to conflict, and in addition appears on the human influence upon rivers through the development of dams and slicing of channels.

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Nick Middleton's Rivers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and brokers of catastrophe; a river could be a barrier or a road, it might probably aid alternate and sediment, tradition and clash.

This Very brief creation is a party of rivers in all their variety. Geographer Nick Middleton covers a large and eclectic diversity of river-based subject matters, from actual geography to mythology, to commercial heritage and literary feedback. providing a really international examine rivers, with examples from all continents, together with Egypt, India, and Bangladesh, Middleton considers the position that rivers have performed in human heritage from settlements and alternate to battle, and in addition appears on the human impression upon rivers through the development of dams and slicing of channels.

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With its help he won the hand of a beautiful princess, Badr al-Budur. He later killed the magician who tried to take the lamp from him. On the death of his father-in-law, he became emperor of China. Mother of Mind] a Mayan mother-goddess wife of Patol Alain le Gros (see Alan) Alaisiagae Celtic 4 minor goddesses of the Roman period Originally Germanic deities, these Alajeru beings were associated with war and their names are given as Baudihillie, Bede, Finnilene and Friagabi. Alajeru African wife of Oroko mother of Ifa Alaka Hindu a mythological kingdom in the Himalayas, ruled by Kubera alake African a dead king His successor is given his predecessor’s head and is required to eat some part of the corpse such as the tongue.

Agothyathik avoided his spear and defeated him. Aiwel then issued spears to the survivors, founding the Spear Masters, hereditary priests. His alternative name is taken from his ox. (see also Longar) 40 Indian Aiyanar a Tamil god consort of Puranai aiza African a guardian spirit in Dahomey These beings protect various groups: the ax’aiza protects the local marketplace; the sib aiza, the family group; the to’aiza the local area; and the xwe’aiza, the village compound. The establishment of an aiza involved the sacrifice of humans, the number varying according to the type of aiza.

Aken] a god of the underworld He guards the gate into the underworld and ensures the safe passage of the boat carrying the sun-god back through the underworld, Aker’s body, each night. It is said he annulled the cause of death for each person as they passed. He is depicted in the form of a pair of heads facing in opposite directions. In other accounts he is regarded as an earth-god and is depicted as a lion or a two-headed sphinx. Akerbelt European a god of animals He is depicted as a black goat.

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